National Hamburger Day

National Hamburger DayNational Hamburger Day

Celebrate this summertime staple with National Hamburger Day on May 28th. A must-have meal at barbecues and backyard gatherings, the history of this familiar feed is something of a mystery. 

While the pairing of meat and bread is certainly nothing new, the term hamburger, likely coming from an association with Hamburg, Germany, began circulating in the mid to late 18th century. Some reference a recipe from 1758 for “Hamburg Sausage”, while others point to a rail line called the Hamburg America Line that served hot meat sandwiches. 

There is also a fair amount of support for the theory that hamburgers were created by Otto Krause in 1881 as well as the Library of Congress backing the story of Louis Lassen, said to have created the dish in 1900.

Regardless of its true origins, the hamburger as we know it today gained its popularity thanks to the 1904 World’s Fair, an event that also blessed us with the ice-cream cone. 

One of the first major burger chains in the US was White Castle, opening in 1921. McDonald’s, for comparison, didn’t begin operations until 1940. Today, you can get burgers made from nearly any kind of animal imaginable, and even get a meat-free burger thanks to the advances in plant-based meats in the past decade. 

Whatever type of burger, how you cook it, or what you top it with, make sure to fire up this grill this May 28th for National Hamburger Day.

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